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Kunert Group's Carl Macher receives FSC recycling seal

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Kunert Group's Carl Macher receives FSC recycling seal

October 23, 2013 - 12:38
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BRUNNENTHAL, Germany, Sept. 27, 2013 (Press Release) -Carl Macher is the first core board manufacturer in Europe who, from now on, may label its products with the FSC recycling seal. Therefore, customers can be sure that products from Macher are based on a sustainable raw material management and that Forest Stewardship Council's ecological standards are adhered to.

"Sustainability is part of our programme", says Juergen Schaller, CEO at Carl Macher. "Generation and consumption of energy of our factory in Brunnenthal are significantly below industry average. Furthermore, the plant has a double-stage sewage treatment plant." Carl Macher produces core board exclusively from waste paper and, in addition to FSC, it is also certified according to environmental management DIN EN ISO 14001, energy management DIN EN 50001 and according to DIN EN ISO 9001.

About Carl Macher

Carl Macher is a company within the Kunert Group and supplies core board in qualities of 150 to 400 Joules ply bond strength, in all common grammages and with thicknesses of 2.0 to 1.0 mm. The plant in Brunnenthal annually produces more than 120,000 tonnes of paper on a state-of-the-art paper machine having a width of 3.65 m.

About the Kunert Group

The Kunert Group companies' product range includes paper cores, corrugated cardboard and core board. In 12 factories, paper core expert Paul & Co manufactures paper cores and packaging with system: angular edge protectors and edge protectors for reels, u-profiles and fibre drums as well as composite cans. Kunert Wellpappe Bad Neustadt and Kunert Wellpappe Biebesheim produce custom-made heavy-duty corrugated cardboard packaging, hazardous goods packaging as well as displays and trays.

The paper mills Carl Macher (in Brunnenthal) and Papeteries du Rhin (in Illzach, Alsace) produce core board in all qualities and grammages. Throughout the world, the Kunert Group operates in 16 locations; it has agencies abroad in Europe and Asia and is member of a worldwide partnership-network. The foundations for the Kunert Group have been laid in 1893; today the group employs a total of 1,700 people worldwide and annually produces 300,000 tonnes of paper cores, corrugated cardboard and edge protectors as well as more than 225,000 tonnes of paper.